I’m trying to figure out when to use bitlocker on a server. It makes sense for a laptop or desktop. If they are stolen and the thief can’t login because it is password protected, they could still put the drive in another computer and access the data.
If I have a server in a locked room and there is no concern that it would be stolen, what are the benefits of encryption?
Even if someone did steal the server, it is RAID 5 so it would be a lot more difficult to add the drives to another server to access the data. It would be easier to run a program to hack the password.
If it is configured to use a pin to start the server, it could not be rebooted remotely. If it shut down for any reason, someone would need to go onsite to start it up. That could create problems especially during storms.
The most likely way someone is going to steal the data from my clients is by tricking a user to install malware. If malware is installed on a workstation, it would be able to access the server whether it is encrypted or not.
Just looking for the pros and cons if encrypting a server